STM Frankfurt Online Conference

Navigating the challenges of the new digital frontier

Registration for the 2020 Online Conference includes free attendance at satellite webinars (6-8 October)

Tuesday 13th October 2020

**Please note: recordings of STM virtual events will only be made available to registered attendees

As publishers continue to provide free and speedy access to vital research during a time of continued global pandemic, we are starting to gain a deeper understanding of how the industry can adapt to continue to successfully advance research worldwide in a post COVID-19 world.

This year’s STM Frankfurt Virtual Conference will explore the opportunities and challenges that exist both inside and outside of our businesses. From the continued advancement of Open Science and the dangers of a transition which widens the knowledge gap between North and South to the perpetual need for high quality, trusted research – particularly during times of global crisis.

Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry. A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, which is relevant to international attendees from all sizes of organisations.

Starting time zones:
07:00 EDT, 12:00 BST, 13:00 CEST, 19:00 SGT

13:00 CEST 

Welcome: STM Board Chair
Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Ian Moss, CEO, STM 


Keynote from Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth


The global outlook for Open Access
Moderated by: Chris Kenneally, Director Content Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center

Rebecca Lawrence, F1000

Joy Owango, Member Of The Board Of Advisors at AfricArxiv – The free preprint service for African scientists

Sara Rouhi, PLOS




Meet the CEOs

Moderated by: Ian Moss, CEO, STM 

Kumsal Bayazit, Elsevier
Frank Vrancken Peeters, Springer Nature
Vicky Williams, Emerald Publishing


Publishing in Covid-19
Moderated by: Joyce Lorigan, Springer Nature

The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on UK STM Publishing 
Jeremy Brinton, Senior Associate, Maverick Publishing Specialists

Hope, hype and headlines: responsible publicity in a health crisis 
Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre 

Panel discussion:
Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre 

Ian Roberts, Head, WHO Library

Annette Flanagin, Executive Managing Editor and Vice President, Editorial Operations, JAMA and the JAMA Network




Please find here the latest digital edition of Research Information 

Here is also a link to the Research Information registration page

Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.